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Photography

This degree or certificate is designed to prepare students for a professional photographic practice. Our students pursue careers in a wide range of photographic practices, from commercial and fine art to documentary and event photography. Many practicing photographers attend classes to refine and update their existing skills. Students seek employment as photographers, photography, assistants or as digital retouchers. Courses are designed to encourage students to pursue individual projects while developing their technical ability. Students in the degree and certificate programs are required to learn both traditional and digital photography techniques. Students must complete the required courses and choose additional courses to total of 34 units. Program Learning Outcomes: Upon completion of this program, students will be able to produce a cohesive photographic project that is conceptually and technically well developed; demonstrate proficiency in available light photography; demonstrate proficiency in studio strobe lighting proficiency in digital photography workflows and color; and demonstrate proficiency in black and white processing/printing.

Students interested in pursuing a Bachelor's degree, should meet with an academic and/or transfer counselor to discuss transfer requirements.

PREREQUISITE COURSES REQUIRED COURSES FOR CERTIFICATE UNITS

 

ART 199

History of Photography

3

 

PHOTO 101

Introduction to Photography 4

PHOTO 101 or equivalent

PHOTO 103

Medium and Large Format Photography
4
PHOTO 101 or equivalent PHOTO 111 Lighting I 4
PHOTO 111 or equivalent PHOTO 112 Lighting II 4
PHOTO 101 or equivalent PHOTO 130 Photoshop and Lightroom for Photographers
4
PHOTO 130 or equivalent
 PHOTO 132
Digital Photography II
4
  Select one course from the following
PHOTO 111 or equivalent PHOTO 140 Fine Arts Photography 4
PHOTO 111 or equivalent  PHOTO 142 Commercial Photography 4
PHOTO 111 
PHOTO 144
Documentary Photography
4
PHOTO 111
PHOTO 146
Advanced Projects in Photography
4

Select one course from the following

PHOTO 101
PHOTO 156 Professional Practices for Photographers 2
  PHOTO 158 Contemporary Photography and Practices 2
  Recommended Courses
   PHOTO 170
Field Studies in Photography
1-3 
  TOTAL UNITS REQUIRED 34

NOTE: ADDITIONAL COURSEWORK MIGHT BE REQUIRED IF PREREQUISITES ARE NOT MET.  SEE A COUNSELOR TO PREPARE A STUDENT EDUCATIONAL PLAN.

December 2019 (Approved Spring 2020)

GCC Catalog 2020-2021

Important Notice: In the event of a discrepancy between the information presented above and the online and/or print versions of the GCC Catalog, please contact a counselor or the office of Admissions and Records. For previous years requirements please see the catalog from that year.